Buffalo National River Partners

Working To Protect & Preserve America’s First National River

About BNRP

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park... Read more →

BNRP Hosts Visit by Marshall Islands Students

Twenty-one high school students from the Marshall Islands and four of their teachers from Har-ber school in Springdale toured Boxley Valley at the peak of fall color on October 17th. The visit was arranged by BNRP and the NPS as part of the Active Trails program to use our National Parks to encourage exercise and healthy living. Buffalo National River... Read more →

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours will be offered between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and last about 30 minutes.  From 1870... Read more →

Press Release: Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015. Weather conditions permitting, prescribed fires will be completed in the vicinity of Pruitt, the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, and Tyler Bend. Fuel reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and ecological restoration are the primary reasons for conducting the prescribed fire operations. “Fire is a... Read more →

Fall newsletter 2015

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our annual membership meeting, hikes, floats, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates.bnrp,news,fall15_web Read more →

Volunteers Work to Control Invasive Plant Species

On Saturday, September 26, seven volunteers arrived at the Parker-Hickman homestead on Erbie Road.  Their mission was to begin clearing Japanese Stilt Grass within the BNR boundaries.  Japanese Stilt Grass is an exceptionally invasive plant species that, when left alone, chokes out beneficial natural plants. Pam Stewart who organized the event reported that there is still plenty of Stilt Grass,... Read more →